China’s first UFC champion Zhang Weili attends a training session at the UFC Performance Institute in Shanghai. Photo: AFPChina’s first UFC champion Zhang Weili attends a training session at the UFC Performance Institute in Shanghai. Photo: AFP
China’s first UFC champion Zhang Weili attends a training session at the UFC Performance Institute in Shanghai. Photo: AFP

UFC: Zhang Weili says ‘I’m not Yao Ming’ as champ vows to create own hype in China

  • UFC strawweight champion welcomes a potential bout on ‘Fight Island’ in Abu Dhabi as she continues to train in Shanghai
  • Zhang says she doesn’t want to be compared to any other Chinese sports star and simply wants to ‘be a better me’
Topic |   Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC)
China’s first UFC champion Zhang Weili attends a training session at the UFC Performance Institute in Shanghai. Photo: AFPChina’s first UFC champion Zhang Weili attends a training session at the UFC Performance Institute in Shanghai. Photo: AFP
China’s first UFC champion Zhang Weili attends a training session at the UFC Performance Institute in Shanghai. Photo: AFP
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